Russian Armed Forces columns continue to move through the territory of Belarus (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, etc.). The columns mostly consist of Ural and KamAZ trucks. There are also fuel trucks, Tigr armored vehicles and armored personnel carriers, Ural Tornado-U trucks, PAZ buses, etc. We should separately note the convoy of fuel trucks, which was moving along the Asipovichy-Minsk route.
7 fuel trucks with “V” marks were seen near Asipovichy (Mogilev region), moving towards Minsk along the M5 highway. pic.twitter.com/1xY4101HCE
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We can note a new route for columns – in the direction of Russia (Smolensk, Moscow, and Bryansk Region). Separate columns were observed in Vitebsk region (Talochyn, Orsha), also heading towards Russia. At the same time, the columns continue to move along the usual routes – to the settlements located in Gomel region (Gomel, Kalinkavichy, Naroulya, Yelsk, etc.). In this regard, we can conclude that there is no talk of the complete withdrawal of the Russian Armed Forces from Belarus. At present, we can observe the rotation of the units withdrawn from Ukraine.
Minor movements of convoys with fighting vehicles of the Russian Armed Forces were also recorded. A convoy of 11 armored personnel carriers was observed on the Mazyr-Kalinkavichy route. And transportation of three 122 2S1 Gvozdika was seen an the route from Mazyr to Lelchitsy.
There was flight activity at a number of military airfields (airports) in Belarus: in Baranavichy (6 departures; 4 arrivals); in Gomel (arrival of transport IL-76); and in Vialiki Bokau (2 departures/2 helicopter arrivals).
High flight activity was observed again at the military airfield in Machulishchy (Minsk district, Belarus):
- In total, 50 departures were recorded (45 helicopters and 5 aircraft);
- 42 helicopters flew to the Seshcha military airfield (Bryansk region, Russia). They departed in 3 groups by 14 helicopters (here and here);
- 4 more IL-76 took off (2 of them – to Pskov and Belgorod);
- At least 7 aircraft arrived (a passenger Tu-134 aircraft flew to Moscow in 1,5 hour, and 5 transport aircraft: An-12, An-26, and 3 IL-76).
• 18:00. Russian IL-76 (RF-86872) landed in Machulishchy. pic.twitter.com/6nPoPWBxuD
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There was information that “Belarusian helicopters” had been spotted over Bucha (Kyiv region). Most likely, the information does not correspond to reality.
The movement of Russian Armed Forces equipment by rail continues. For example, an empty train was seen at the railway station of Kalodzishchy (Minsk district), which later began to be loaded with Russian Armed Forces equipment (KamAZ and Ural trucks, KUNGs, ZIL). A train with military equipment (BTR-MD Rakushka, Kirovets tractors, KamAZ trucks, Ural trucks, Tigr armored vehicles, MT-LB) was seen coming from the Gomel-Passenger railway station. The train will probably go in the direction of the Bryansk region (Russia). A train loaded with military equipment (MT-LB, Rakushka APC, BMD-4M) was seen at Khoiniki railway station, some of the equipment was severely damaged. Also, loading of equipment on railroad platforms (APC, MT-LBs, KAMAZs, and Ural trucks) was observed at the Yelsk railway station. There were also reports on loading of military equipment on railroad platforms at Ziabrauka station (Gomel district).
Special mention should be made of the convoy of military equipment spotted at the Khoiniki railway station. The train delivered new military equipment (14 BMD-4M, 20 BTR-MD Rakushka, 2 BTR-ZD Skrezhet with a 23mm anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannon ZU-23-2, BTR-D, Nona-S, 2 BTR-82A, one TOS-1A Solntsepyok and a transport loading vehicle to it, KamAZ trucks, a van, two GAZ-3307). Also, 5 passenger cars of Russian Railways and 6 freight cars were spotted in the echelon. Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Belarus began to patrol the station.
No strikes on the territory of Ukraine by tactical missile systems from the territory of Belarus were recorded.
There were reports that units of the Russian Armed Forces might be stationed on the territory of the Mazyr Distillery Plant. It should be noted that the enterprise is located next to the Mazyr Oil Refinery and 30 km from the border with Ukraine. Earlier, we reported about the accumulation of Russian Armed Forces equipment on the territory of JSC Mazyrselmash. These facts indicate that Russian Armed Forces units are not going to leave the territory of Belarus in the near future.
The story about Russian Armed Forces soldiers sending looted in Ukraine items to Russia continued. Hajun Project published a 3-hour recording from an online camera of the CDEK delivery service office in Mazyr. Thanks to the help of people who care, we managed to get personal data of the Russian Armed Forces soldiers who sent the looted in Ukraine to Russia.
Movements of Belarusian Armed Forces units were also recorded. For example, a column of more than 30 vehicles was moving along the Hantsavichy-Luninets route. There are also reports about the use of Belarusian Armed Forces equipment for transportation of Russian military equipment.
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